In 2014-2016, Art Project Depot, in collaboration with the National Academy of Art, created an exhibition space where students, under the guidance of the organization's staff, put together a program to present their own work as well as small exhibitions of their teachers. The project participants explored the possibility of developing exhibitions in miniature spaces, the tools for their promotion and attracting audiences as well as different strategies for their marketing. The space (occupying 10 sq m within the site of the first, but now defunct, large commercial gallery Vitosha) was modelled [...]
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Alfred Hitchcock describes one of the ways to obtain suspense in filmmaking as the "bomb theory". His understanding is that the audience should be emotionally involved in the action by being kept in tension. The intense expectation, as the word "suspense" translates in Bulgarian, is a key technique in cinematic art which is presented in the exhibition as a major element of building up a story in all the fields from mass media through commercials and public speeches to everyday stories.
However, while the main question in the "bomb theory" is when it will go off, the question asked by the [...]
The video installation FRAMES includes 6 projections dedicated to various visual and social limitations. In three of her videos: The Inexorable Nature of the Renaissance, The Irresistible Charm of Impressionism and The IrrefutableArgument of Conceptualism (created in 2012-2013), the artist comments upon trends in visual art, namely Renaissance, Impressionism and Conceptualism, posing unambiguous questions about the potential liberties and limitations of each one of them. She adds to them the 2005 work Talk, which is actually a spontaneously recorded conversation between artists about some of [...]
Sofia Queer Forum is an event that investigates, with the means of contemporary arts, gender and sexuality as parallel systems through which we value ourselves and the others around us. These systems have a strong influence on all aspects of culture and society. The influence is, of course, two-sided. This is why in focus here is also the changing of the concepts "gender" and "sexuality" depending on social, political, cultural and medical factors that are inherent in a given time and space.
During the last century, the issue of gender equality finds various representations in the history [...]
Aiming to shed more light on the experimental use of the public space, in the halls of the museum will be presented video documentations of performances and artistic actions in public space by international artists who are interested mostly in working in an active social environment and in the interactions with people.
The exhibition will examine different artistic positions and practices in the most extensive network of realities that the contemporary society generates by focusing on the identification of these kinds of practices in the public context and their localization within the [...]
Apocalypse in China Town is a reflection on the fashionable 2012 theme about the end of the world. The project can be illustrated by the following legend: One day, unexpectedly, the court astrologist predicted the death of the king by reading the stars, of course. Prediction of this kind required confirmation, so the king asked another fashionable astrologist to make a second horoscope. The specialist said: "Yes, the prophecy is true, but the death can be avoided!". The astrologist decided to remove the signs, which signalled trouble. He replaced the deadly stars and skies with artificial ones [...]
The exhibition Dwelling in Travel takes place in the context of the 16th Week of Contemporary Art organised by the Art Today Association in Plovdiv.
Located in the middle of the ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse Balkan region, with borders that have continuously shifted throughout history; the area now called Bulgaria has experienced a myriad of peoples and cultures crossing, staying or passing through its territory.
“Everyone is on the move, and has been for centuries: dwelling in travel” (James Clifford)
The exhibition Dwelling in Travel aims to explore issues relating to [...]